CLINIC SCHEDULE

RAVS is excited to be welcoming in the 2023 season with a range of clinic opportunities for students and professional volunteers!

THE VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FOR 2023 CLINICS
WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE:

Applicants from all backgrounds and experience levels are encouraged to apply. Please check back regularly for schedule updates and new opportunities.

Each teaching clinics posted this year will be a single week-long clinic opportunity. Participation in two consecutive clinic weeks is an excellent opportunity for students to maximize learning and skill development and volunteers are highly encouraged to apply for a two-week experience whenever possible. Depending on applications and community logistics, students may be accepted for just one or both of their requested clinics.

Thank you for your continued support of the RAVS program and we look forward to seeing you in the field!


2023 Travel Scholarships Available!

Thanks to a generous grant from the Banfield Foundation, a limited number of travel scholarships will be available for RAVS 2023 clinic volunteers. The aim of the scholarship is to expand access to field clinic opportunities for volunteers who bring an underrepresented perspective to the field and those who may have financial or other barriers to participation. The scholarship is open to credentialed veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants and currently enrolled veterinary and veterinary technician students participating in a RAVS field clinic in 2023.

CLICK HERE for scholarship information and application.

Note: Interested candidates must submit BOTH a clinic application AND scholarship application to be eligible for scholarship consideration.


Surgery / Medicine Teaching Clinics

Field surgery and medicine teaching clinics with opportunities for volunteers of all experience levels.

Trip status (open/full/waitlist) refers to veterinary student opportunities. Professional and support volunteers are encouraged to apply at any time. Please indicate all potential available dates and RAVS staff will reach out to discuss available opportunities.
All week-long surgery clinics offer RACE approved continuing education credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

DateLocationSpeciesStatus
05/07/23 - 05/13/23 -- Colville, WA --
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small animalOPEN
05/21/23 - 05/27/23 -- Spirit Lake, ND --
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small animalOPEN
05/28/23 - 06/03/23 -- Turtle Mountain, ND --
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small animalOPEN
06/18/23 - 06/24/23 -- Fort Berthold, ND --
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small animalOPEN
06/25/23 - 07/01/23 -- Standing Rock, ND --
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small animalOPEN
07/16/23 - 07/22/23 -- Pine Ridge, SD --
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small animalOPEN
07/23/23 - 07/29/23 -- Lower Brule, SD --
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small animalOPEN
08/06/23 - 08/12/23 -- Cheyenne River, SD --
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small animalOPEN
08/13/23 - 08/19/23 -- Rosebud, SD --
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small animalOPEN

 


San Carlos Outreach Project

As part of a directed investment in community support and capacity building, RAVS is working with our partners at the San Carlos Apache Tribe on a number of community-based animal health projects. RAVS is working closely with tribal health and animal control departments, local animal rescue volunteers and regional providers to expand available animal health care services in the community via a range of approaches including emergency care services and collaborative spay/neuter, wellness and medicine clinics. A variety of clinics will be scheduled throughout the year with RAVS and local/regional network partners. Volunteer needs and opportunities will vary depending on the type of clinic. Continuing education credit is not available for these clinics and there is a particular need for experienced returning volunteers for some events. Please review the 'Trip Details' for each clinic for information on specific opportunities and requirements.

DateLocationSpeciesStatus
01/15/23 - 01/20/23 -- San Carlos, AZ --
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small animalOPEN
02/05/23 - 02/10/23 -- San Carlos, AZ --
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small animalOPEN
03/05/23 - 03/10/23 -- San Carlos, AZ --
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small animalOPEN
03/19/23 - 03/25/23 -- San Carlos, AZ --
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small animalOPEN

 


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Additional opportunities are likely to be added throughout the year as local logistics allow. Please check back here and visit our Facebook page for updates on clinic scheduling and additional volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Selection:Assignments are NOT made on a first-come basis. All volunteers will be subject to a selection process based on year in school, prior experience and organizational need. Selection will be designed to provide a balance of experience and skill levels. New volunteers are encouraged to apply! Note that mid-summer clinics (June-Aug) have a much higher application rate. If you are available to participate in a winter, spring or fall clinic, these trips generally allow a greater chance of acceptance.

HSVMA Student Membership: All student volunteers will automatically receive a complimentary HSVMA student membership. For information on member benefits and services visit www.hsvma.org